June 18th, 2015

The Countdown to Summer Has Officially Begun! Bring On the Chips and Dip

The Countdown to Summer Has Begun Groovy Green Livin

The countdown to summer is here. Believe it or not, my kids still have a few days of school left thanks to the never ending snow days. I’m ready to kick back and enjoy some quality family time. I have my summer bucket list in place and a few good books to read. I’ll be doing plenty of work, but won’t be writing quite as often. Come and find me on Instagram. I’ll be sharing some of my summer adventures over there. I would also love to see what you’re up to. Our BBQ gets a lot of action during...

June 15th, 2015

My Ultimate Summer Bucket List

my ultimate summer bucket list Groovy Green Livin

In one short week summer officially begins for our family. I’m looking forward to the change of pace and lack of schedule during the summer months. The transition from spring to summer isn’t always an easy shift for me, but I’m determined this summer to try a few new things that will keep me motivated and focused on enjoying every moment. My Ultimate Summer Bucket List Try something new. I’m thinking a new hiking trail or running route could work for this one. Or maybe something more extreme like kneeboarding or wakeboarding. Do paddle board yoga. And lots of it. I...

June 9th, 2015

How to Make a Summer Camp Survival Kit

How to Make a Summer Camp Survival Kit Groovy Green Livin

Summer camp is right around the corner. It’s hard to miss the 6 empty duffel bags sprawled across my floor.  They are ready to be filled with summer camp essentials ranging from underwear to handheld water-misting fans. Packing for three kids headed to overnight camp can be somewhat daunting, but it somehow all works out in the end. Everyone makes it to camp and has what he needs. Most camps provide a packing list, which helps guide the packing process. In a few short days it will look like a bomb went off in our house, with piles of clothing and other...

June 4th, 2015

Are There Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Child’s Car Seat?

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Popular Child Car Seats Groovy Green Livin

Many young children spend hours in a car every week strapped into a car seat. When my kids were infants they basically lived in their car seat. I would drag them from activity to activity strapped in. The car seat snapped directly into the stroller during those first few years of life. If they fell asleep in the car I would bring the entire car seat into the house and let them continue their nap in the seat. In a new study released today by the nonprofit Ecology Center  (at the consumer-friendly site, www.HealthyStuff.org) the findings show that some of our favorite car seats...

June 1st, 2015

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin Groovy Green Livin

I have to admit that I’m not very good about taking a multivitamin. I’ve tried on and off over the years, but I never seem to stick to it. Right now I’m taking a Vitamin D supplement and that’s it. As an aside, I found an amazing sugar-free Vitamin D gummy that I really like. Yes, it’s a gummy, but I rarely miss a day. When it comes to multivitamins there are plenty to choose from. Just walk up and down the aisles of any supermarket or health food store. It can be overwhelming. If you’re in the market for a multivitamin there are...

May 29th, 2015

How to Do a Tick Check on Your Kids

How to Do a Tick Check on Your Kids Groovy Green Livin

The area behind our home is wooded and a breeding ground for ticks. When our dog was alive we would find ticks constantly on her and throughout our home. Now we don’t find them as frequently, but when we do they’re on our socks, shorts and shoes. According to the CDC: Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through leaf litter or near shrubs. There are many types of ticks out there, but the deer tick is...

May 27th, 2015

5 Simple Things I Do Every Day to Stay Healthy

5 Simple Things I Do Every Day to Stay Healthy Groovy Green Livin

I do my best to keep things as simple as possible every day, but that doesn’t always work out. I’m sure that’s true for many of us. There are days when I’m running around like crazy and those days are anything but simple. And then there are the days where I’m sitting at my desk most of the day hopefully being incredibly productive. Regardless of how my day unfolds, there are a few simple things that I always try to fit in. Drink Lemon Water Every morning squeeze a half a lemon into a glass of water kept at room...


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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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